Your veterinarian will perform what’s known as a prepurchase exam. Note the prefix “pre.” You may have already laid out a significant amount of money for the dog or cat, but the transaction should not be sealed until the pet is thoroughly examined. Most reputable breeders, pet stores, and adoption agencies will allow a twoto four-day prepurchase window to provide you ample opportunity to visit the veterinarian and confirm the health status of the dog or cat before finalizing the sale.
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It’s important to make the earliest veterinary appointment possible. In fact, it’s sometimes best to have the new pet see the veterinarian before it ever sets one of its four feet inside your home. That way, if the pet is not medically sound, he can be returned before a long-lasting attachment is developed.
Pic of the Day: My dog ran away, after hours of looking I came home to this.